Awesome Libraries is dedicated to helping individuals and communities bring about and grow imaginative library projects around the world. We want to help make the world a more awesome place by providing a catalyst for implementing library innovations that embody the principles of diversity, inclusivity, creativity, and risk-taking to meet a community’s needs.

Learn about the projects we’ve funded, applying for an Awesome Library grant, and how you can support us and the projects we fund.

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    August 2020 Grant: We Here

    We Here


    As stated in their mission, "We Here seeks to provide a safe and supportive community for Black and Indigenous folks, and People of Color (BIPOC) in library and information science (LIS) professions and educational programs, and to recognize, discuss, and intervene in systemic social issues that have plagued these professions both historically and continue through present time."

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    April 2020 Grant: Help A Library Worker Out (HALO) Fund

    HALO Fund

    With our April grant, our trustees specifically wanted to provide funding that directly supported library workers who have lost wages because of a Coronavirus-related layoff. The Awesome Libraries Chapter is excited to provide the initial funding for the "Help a Library Worker Out" campaign, and we look forward to signal boosting this initiative across our networks.

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    Awesome Idea Pitch Event at ALAMW2020

    The Awesome Libraries chapter of the Awesome Foundation, an international organization that forwards the interest of awesome in the universe $1000 at a time, will be hosting our Awesome Ideas Pitch for Libraries during ALA Midwinter 2020 in Philadelphia. 

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    Pitch Event at ALAMW20 in Philadelphia

    The Awesome Libraries Chapter of the Awesome Foundation will host a live-pitch event at the 2020 ALA Midwinter Meeting’s Symposium on the Future of Libraries. The event will take place Saturday, January 25th, from 5:00 – 6:30pm in the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

    --- Deadline Extended to January 6, 2020 ---

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